The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 246 225 222
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 4 12 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.041% 0.14% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.16% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Average daily rate £288 £285 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.87% -3.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £285 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £285 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £285 £315
% change year-on-year
-29.82% -9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +19.04%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8899 7717 9795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.87% 92.21% 92.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4907 3849 4446
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 481 603 705
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.00 £41.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Software Test Engineer
England

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Test Engineer in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Software Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the South East region.

Software Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Software Test Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Software Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Software Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the South East region.

Software Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Software Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire - 2 £175 - 1
Buckinghamshire -18 1 £400 +40.35% 1
Berkshire - - - - 3
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
Software Test Engineer
England

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Software Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Test Engineer in their job title.

1 7 (53.85%) C#
2 6 (46.15%) Web Services
2 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) OO
2 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
3 5 (38.46%) IPTV
3 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
3 5 (38.46%) .NET
3 5 (38.46%) Internet
3 5 (38.46%) OOD
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (30.77%) REST
4 4 (30.77%) JSON
4 4 (30.77%) Silverlight
5 3 (23.08%) Python
5 3 (23.08%) Java
5 3 (23.08%) Perl
6 2 (15.38%) Linux
6 2 (15.38%) C++
6 2 (15.38%) HTML
6 2 (15.38%) ISEB
6 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
6 2 (15.38%) ZigBee
6 2 (15.38%) Selenium
6 2 (15.38%) Scrum
6 2 (15.38%) Smart Meter
6 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
6 2 (15.38%) Waterfall

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Software Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Project
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) Internet
2 2 (15.38%) ZigBee
3 1 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (7.69%) iSCSI
3 1 (7.69%) Wireless
3 1 (7.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle8/8i Database
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
2 1 (7.69%) Subversion
2 1 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Publishing
2 1 (7.69%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) Web Services
2 5 (38.46%) .NET
3 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (30.77%) REST
3 4 (30.77%) JSON
3 4 (30.77%) Silverlight
4 2 (15.38%) HTML
5 1 (7.69%) Ajax
5 1 (7.69%) Java EE
5 1 (7.69%) Spring
5 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
5 1 (7.69%) JSP
5 1 (7.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) IPTV
2 2 (15.38%) Smart Meter
3 1 (7.69%) Statistics
3 1 (7.69%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) Windows NT
3 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
3 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) OO
1 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
2 5 (38.46%) OOD
3 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
3 2 (15.38%) Scrum
3 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
3 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Video Processing
4 1 (7.69%) Process Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) Test Management
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.69%) SOA
4 1 (7.69%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) C#
2 3 (23.08%) Python
2 3 (23.08%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) Perl
3 2 (15.38%) C++
4 1 (7.69%) Korn
4 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.69%) TTCN
4 1 (7.69%) C
4 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) HP
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle
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